Henrik Larsson: I wished I stayed at Manchester United longer

12 October 2010 03:36
Regrets: Henrik Larsson wished he stayed at United[LNB]Henrik Larsson has admitted the greatest regret of his career was snubbing Sir Alex Ferguson's pleas for him to spend more time with Manchester United.[LNB]Ferguson sprang a major surprise when he confirmed Larsson as a short-term arrival during the 2007 January transfer window - and the striker made an instant impact at Old Trafford.[LNB]Although he only scored three goals in 13 matches, the now 39-year-old Swede made a significant impact during a difficult period of the season for United and ended the campaign with a title medal after special dispensation was granted by the Premier League.[LNB]Yet he also ended it back home in Sweden, having refused to go back on an agreement to return to Helsingborgs for the start of their domestic programme.[LNB]Now, at the start of a coaching career with Landskrona he never gave any indication of wanting to pursue, Larsson hsays he made a mistake when he said no to Ferguson.[LNB]'If there is one regret I have from my career, it is that I came home to Sweden when Mr Ferguson was trying to get me to stay at Manchester United," Larsson told www.fifa.com.[LNB]'I should have stayed at United for longer because I had a great time there and everyone at the club was very keen to keep me. My time there was too short.[LNB]'The whole experience was fantastic and, although I was 35 at the time, I still felt that I had some good football in me. That is a regret.'[LNB] Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung admits he wasn't mentally prepared for new season and form must improve He's yours for £21m! Manchester United must pay top dollar for Atletico goalkeeper De GeaMANCHESTER UNITED FC

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